Each dollar you spend locally returns an average of 3X more to our community than buying elsewhere. Buy Here features 12 local businesses that represent what makes our local economy and adds value for local consumers.
All About the Stitch – Custom Embroidery wants to make your ideas reality. In fact, it’s their motto. Allyson Bird started the Central City-based embroidery business in 2012 as a way to provide custom gifts for friends and family. The spark of a business was launched towards success as area high schoolers were looking for fundraising ideas. Allyson created a personalized key chain wristlet which grew in popularity, and the rest, as they say, is history. In just a few short years, the business has grown, requiring new, commercial machinery to handle the orders that come through the door.
Along with requests for custom-sewn wedding pillows, baby bibs and blankets, and personalized wine and market totes, All About the Stitch offers logo embroidery and text personalization for business and promotional items. Allyson values customer service, so she provides one-on-one guidance and service to customers in creating items that are unique to their needs.
You may have spotted All About the Stitch at events like the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, Mount Mercy University Market on the Mount, Corridor Crafts Biannual Market or other locally-run events. If you haven’t had the chance to find All About the Stitch at one of those events, you can’t miss the selection on their website at www.aatsembroidery.com. As the retail landscape continues to shift, a good online presence can make or break local business, and All About the Stitch is an excellent example of how to do it well.